“a 48-year-old lawyer called Vince Foster “
Was he called that or was that his name?
Just a clue that this might be a rather weak article.
Not to worry. It's simply the way the British speak our common language.
For example, they will normally say:
"The current President of the USA is called George Bush."
Whereas we Americans will normally say:
"The current President of the USA is named George Bush."
It's just a difference in usage, with no underhanded implication.
This is a British newspaper and therefore uses terminology used in Britain we often say someone is called that meaning that is there name.
Another clue that the author is clueless...she’s wrong about the suicide in the movie. The officer was ashamed because of his part in the incident that caused the death of the marine and in helping to cover it up, not because of having to testify. (at least that was my impression from the movie.)
As for everything else, she could be right.